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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319270/evaluation-of-a-transparent-perfluorodecalin-infused-patch-as-an-adjunct-to-laser-assisted-tattoo-removal-a-pivotal-trial
#1
Brian S Biesman, Cara Costner
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Laser-assisted treatment of tattoos is well recognized to produce opaque epidermal whitening that prevents multiple sequential passes during a single treatment session. The amount of epidermal whitening produced in association with the procedure can be minimized by topical application of perfluorodecalin (PFD), which is an optical clearing agent. This pivotal trial assessed the ability of a transparent PFD-infused patch used in conjunction with a Q-switched nanosecond laser in the treatment of tattoos to permit multiple laser passes during a single 5 minute treatment session in comparison to the number of passes that could be completed using conventional treatment of the tattoo with the laser alone...
March 20, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288468/surgical-treatment-of-tattoo-complications
#2
Mitra Sepehri, Bo Jørgensen
With a continuing increase in the number of tattoos performed worldwide, the need to treat tattoo complications is growing. Earlier treatments of chronic inflammatory tattoo reactions were dominated by a medical approach, or with no active intervention. In this chapter, we will address modern surgical approaches applied to situations when medical treatment is inefficient and lasers are not applicable. Dermatome shaving is positioned as first-line treatment of allergic tattoo reactions and also indicated in a number of other tattoo reactions, supplemented with excision in selected cases...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288465/atlas-of-illustrative-cases-of-tattoo-complications
#3
Jørgen Serup
Tattoos, and tattoo complications as well, are colorful and visually flashy. A clinical outlook provides important clues to diagnosis by pattern recognition. This atlas,which is a report of 79 case illustrations, is made as a practical tool and vade mecum for the clinician. The atlas can be used in the office and as a bedside tool. It includes characteristic photos, and each case is accompanied with a brief medical history, a comment with learning points, the final diagnosis, and a review of therapeutic options...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288463/guide-to-treatment-of-tattoo-complications-and-tattoo-removal
#4
Jørgen Serup, Wolfgang Bäumler
Clinicians in the fields of general medicine, dermatology, and plastic surgery are in their work now and then confronted with tattoo complications. Recognizing the rather few important diagnostic groups and urgencies, the medical 'decision tree' of treatment becomes quite simple. Acute conditions are dominated by bacterial infections needing antibiotic treatment. Systemic infection is a matter of urgency and requires intravenous treatment in a hospital without delay to prevent septic shock. Inflammatory reactions are a real challenge...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288459/new-and-advanced-picosecond-lasers-for-tattoo-removal
#5
Maurice A Adatto, Ruthie Amir, Jayant Bhawalkar, Rafael Sierra, Richard Bankowski, Doran Rozen, Christine Dierickx, Moshe Lapidoth
Early methods of tattoo removal ultimately resulted in unacceptable cosmetic outcomes. While the introduction of laser technology was an improvement over the existing chemical, mechanical, and surgical procedures, the use of nonselective tattoo removal with carbon dioxide and argon lasers led to scarring. Q-switched lasers with nanosecond (10-9) pulse domains were considered to have revolutionized tattoo treatment, by selectively heating the tattoo particles, while reducing the adverse sequelae to adjacent normal skin...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288453/medical-treatment-of-tattoo-complications
#6
Jørgen Serup
Tattooing is a skin trauma and involves a special vulnus punctatum (with inserted tattoo ink, a vulnus venenatum), which should heal with no infection and no local complication. Local treatment in the healing phase ideally builds on the 'moist wound' principle using plastic film, hydrocolloids, silver dressing, and compression. Bacterial infections during healing are treated with oral antibiotics, and a list of first-line antibiotics is proposed. Notice is given to severe infections with affected general condition, and it is emphasized that intravenous antibiotic treatment must be instituted as early as possible to prevent septic shock and death...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288451/how-to-diagnose-and-classify-tattoo-complications-in-the-clinic-a-system-of-distinctive-patterns
#7
Jørgen Serup
Tattoo complications represent a broad spectrum of clinical entities and disease mechanisms. Infections are known, but chronic inflammatory reactions have hitherto been inconsistently reported and given many interpretations and terms. A clinical classification system of distinct patterns with emphasis on inflammatory tattoo reactions is introduced. Allergic reactions prevalent in red tattoos and often associated with azo pigments are manifested as the 'plaque elevation', 'excessive hyperkeratosis', and 'ulceronecrotic' patterns...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288450/laser-treatment-of-tattoos-basic-principles
#8
Wolfgang Bäumler
Tattooing has become very popular worldwide during the past decades, and millions of people have one or many tattoos at different anatomical sites. The color of tattoos is mainly black, followed by red, green, blue, and other colors. A part of the tattooed people regret tattooing or have permanent problems with tattoos and therefore seek for tattoo removal. Tattoos consist of solid pigment particles in the skin. Thus, tattoo removal requires fragmentation of these permanently incorporated particles. The gold standard of tattoo removal is laser therapy...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288449/laser-surgeon-client-education-and-satisfaction-with-tattoo-removal
#9
Katrina Hutton Carlsen, Jørgen Esmann, Jørgen Serup
Studies of satisfaction with tattoo removal outcomes by laser, rated by clients themselves, including qualitative aspects, are sparse. We studied long-term results and client satisfaction with tattoo removal by Q-switched YAG laser. Client satisfaction is influenced by numerous factors: pretreatment expectations, objective observations, pretreatment information, laser treatment procedures, and outcome, including subjective experiences such as pain. Client-surgeon interaction during the full laser treatment course is a major determinant of client satisfaction...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288448/removal-of-tattoos-by-q-switched-nanosecond-lasers
#10
Syrus Karsai
Tattoo removal by Q-switched nanosecond laser devices is generally a safe and effective method, albeit a time-consuming one. Despite the newest developments in laser treatment, it is still not possible to remove every tattoo completely and without complications. Incomplete removal remains one of the most common challenges. As a consequence, particular restraint should be exercised when treating multicoloured tattoos, and patients need to be thoroughly informed about remaining pigment. Other frequent adverse effects include hyper- and hypopigmentation as well as ink darkening; the latter is particularly frequent in permanent make-up...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270308/tattoos-very-popular-not-so-innocent
#11
REVIEW
María Daniela Hermida, Hugo Néstor Cabrera
Tattooing is a popular practice worldwide. Its origin dates back to the year 5000 BCE with a frozen mummy and travels across time through diverse cultures and places until it reaches the modern occidental world. Inks and materials used for tattooing are poorly controlled and carry potential risks of skin reactions. The procedure itself is also not innocuous. In this review, different types of tattoos are mentioned and associated dermatologic conditions are discussed. Unfortunately, treatment and removal procedures are often poor in effectiveness and lead to unwanted results...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138959/growing-trend-of-tattooing-and-its-complications-in-nigeria
#12
REVIEW
Olusola O Ayanlowo, Shakirat A Gold-Olufadi, Ayesha O Akinkugbe, Erere Otrofanowei, Charles N Nga, Yetunde M Olumide
Tattoo, a Polynesian word meaning 'to mark', is a form of body modification done by inserting indelible ink into the dermis to change its pigmentation. Tattoos are done for social, cultural, and religious purposes. It has been in existence since the 18th century and was associated with sailors, lower class individuals, and criminals. However, since the late 20th century, tattooing has undergone a redefinition and shifted to an acceptable form of expression all over the world, including Nigeria, cutting across almost all age groups and socioeconomic class...
January 31, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121870/excess-dermal-tissue-remodeling-in-vivo-does-it-settle
#13
Tripp Leavitt, Michael S Hu, Elizabeth R Zielins, Leandra A Barnes, Clement D Marshall, Derrick C Wan, H Peter Lorenz, Geoffrey C Gurtner, Michael T Longaker
BACKGROUND: Surgical manipulation of skin may result in undesired puckering of excess tissue, which is generally assumed to settle over time. In this article, the authors address the novel question of how this excess tissue remodels. METHODS: Purse-string sutures (6-0 nylon) were placed at the midline dorsum of 22 wild-type BALB/c mice in a circular pattern marked with tattoo ink. Sutures were cinched and tied under tension in the treatment group, creating an excess tissue deformity, whereas control group sutures were tied without tension...
February 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107576/non-invasive-anaesthetic-methods-for-dermatological-laser-procedures-a-systematic-review
#14
REVIEW
K Greveling, E P Prens, L Liu, M B A van Doorn
Pain is a common side-effect of dermatological laser procedures. Non-invasive anaesthetic drugs and anaesthetic procedures can be used to provide pain relief and increase patient satisfaction and treatment efficacy. However, it remains unclear which method provides the best pain relief. The objective of this systematic review was therefore to assess the efficacy and safety of non-invasive anaesthetic methods during dermatological laser procedures. A systematic literature search was conducted. Randomized and non-randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs and CCTs) were included...
January 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107564/tattoo-removal-by-q-switched-yag-laser-client-satisfaction
#15
K Hutton Carlsen, J Esmann, J Serup
BACKGROUND: Tattoo removal by Q-switched lasers is golden standard; however, clients' satisfaction with treatment is little known. OBJECTIVE: To determine clients' satisfaction with tattoo removal. METHODS: 154 tattoo removal clients who had attended the private clinic "Centre for Laser Surgery", Hellerup, Denmark from 2001-2013 completed a questionnaire concerning outcome expectations, level of pain experiences and satisfaction with tattoo removal...
January 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095560/q-switched-nd-yag-laser-removal-of-facial-amateur-tattoos-in-patients-with-fitzpatrick-type-vi-case-series
#16
Josef Haik, Rachel Kornhaber, Moti Harats, Hadar Israeli, Arie Orenstein
INTRODUCTION: Q-switched neodymium:YAG (Nd:YAG) lasers are reported to be gold standard for laser tattoo removal. In particular, the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser at 1064 nm is widely recognized for the removal of blue/black amateur tattoos. However, treatment modalities in Fitzpatrick Type VI skin carry a greater risk of complications including alterations in pigmentation compared to fairer skin (Fitzpatrick Type I-IV skin). Therefore, the aim of this case series was to describe with the use of the Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser, the removal of carbon-based amateur tattoos on patients with Fitzpatrick Type VI skin as an effective and safe method...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061317/diffuse-urticarial-reaction-associated-with-titanium-dioxide-following-laser-tattoo-removal-treatments
#17
Hal Bret Willardson, Todd T Kobayashi, Jason G Arnold, Chad M Hivnor, Casey D Bowen
IMPORTANCE: Local and generalized allergic reactions following laser tattoo removal have been documented, but are rare. To our knowledge, this is the fourth documented case of widespread urticarial eruptions following laser tattoo removal treatment. Unlike previously documented cases, this patient's reaction was found to be associated with titanium dioxide within the tattoo and her symptoms were recalcitrant to medical therapy. OBSERVATIONS: A 46-year-old female experienced diffuse urticarial plaques, erythema, and pruritis following multiple laser tattoo removal treatments with an Nd:YAG laser...
March 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997116/cross-linked-fluorescent-supramolecular-nanoparticles-as-finite-tattoo-pigments-with-controllable-intradermal-retention-times
#18
Jin-Sil Choi, Yazhen Zhu, Hongsheng Li, Parham Peyda, Thuy Tien Nguyen, Mo Yuan Shen, Yang Michael Yang, Jingyi Zhu, Mei Liu, Mandy M Lee, Shih-Sheng Sun, Yang Yang, Hsiao-Hua Yu, Kai Chen, Gary S Chuang, Hsian-Rong Tseng
Tattooing has been utilized by the medical community for precisely demarcating anatomic landmarks. This practice is especially important for identifying biopsy sites of nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) due to the long interval (i.e., up to 3 months) between the initial diagnostic biopsy and surgical treatment. Commercially available tattoo pigments possess several issues, which include causing poor cosmesis, being mistaken for a melanocytic lesion, requiring additional removal procedures when no longer desired, and potentially inducing inflammatory responses...
December 20, 2016: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996127/laser-tattoo-removal-is-there-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-or-is-it-just-the-light-of-an-oncoming-train
#19
S Karsai, W Bäumler, C Raulin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966053/erratum-to-picosecond-lasers-for-tattoo-removal-a-systematic-review
#20
Ofer Reiter, Lihi Atzmony, Lehavit Akerman, Assi Levi, Ruben Kershenovich, Moshe Lapidoth, Daniel Mimouni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 14, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
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